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Radio frequencies: European Radio Communications Committee
To confirm the role of the European Radio Communications Committee (ERC) in assigning the frequencies needed for new radio communications services at European level.
2) COMMUNITY MEASURES
Council Resolution of 19 November 1992 on the implementation, within the Community, of ERC decisions.
This Resolution forms part of the extension of the Council Resolution of 28 June 1990 on the bolstering of European cooperation on radio frequencies, the main political aim of which was to develop coordination within the structures set up by the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (ECPT).
Among these structures the European Radio Communications Committee (ERC), consisting of representatives of the national radio communications inspectorates from all the member countries of the ECPT, adopts decisions on harmonisation in the radio communications field. For this purpose this Committee provides for broad prior consultation of the telecommunications bodies and other suppliers of services, industry and users, and close cooperation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Commission. The latter is involved in the Committee's activities in an advisory capacity.
The ERC has, in particular, adopted decisions on the assignment of frequency bands for the introduction in Europe of the terrestrial flight telecommunications system (TFTS) and road transport telematic systems (RTTS).
The Council has therefore decided that the Member States shall actively participate in drawing up the ERC's decisions, account being taken of Community law, and shall commit themselves to implementing the ERC decisions concerning the TFTS and RTT systems.
The Council invites the Commission to give thought to the ERC's decision-making machinery as the main method of assigning frequencies at European level.
4) DEADLINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LEGISLATION IN THE MEMBER STATES
5) DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE (if different from the above)
Official Journal C 318, 04.12.1992
7) FOLLOW-UP WORK
As the Community has adopted a new approach to radio frequencies, namely to take action within the framework of the ERC, the two proposals for Directives submitted by the Commission on the assignment of frequency bands for the introduction in Europe of the terrestrial flight telecommunications system (TFTS) and road transport telematic systems (RTT) have been withdrawn.